Saturday, December 29, 2012

Episode 325 - Somebirdy Loves You!

Good morning friends!

I really did it!  I made a quick video for you all last night, edited it, and even uploaded it.  Can I tell you that I've really missed doing the video thing??  Maybe there will be lots more to come in 2013!

P.S.  Don't forget to enter the giveaway I posted yesterday.  Good luck!

Friday, December 28, 2012

*GIVEAWAY* Cricut Black & White Imagine Cartridge!

Hey Y'all!!  

Yes, two post in one day after not posting for 3 weeks!  Amazing, isn't it??!!  LOL!!  Tonight I have been going through My Pink Loft and came across some giveaway Cricut Imagine cartridges that I still have.  Thought I would give one of my favorites away tonight!!  The Cricut Imagine was one of my favorite machines that Provo Craft came out with.  Unfortunately, it looks as if it is not available any longer.  Boo Hoo!  I honestly have not kept up with Provo Craft in the past 8 or 9 months.  Not even sure what the deal is.  Anyway, if you would like to win this AWESOME cartridge and you never had the opportunity to purchase it (as it is out of stock now) just leave a comment below and GOOD LUCK!  I will draw the winner sometime next week.  

Also, I might film a video tonight.  I am feeling a little inspired.  It's been sooooooo long!!!  Not sure if I even remember HOW to film a video!!

Did you all know that Karlee is coming out for my 40th birthday on January 24th???  I'm so excited that we get to spend both of our birthdays together this year.  Hers is on the 27th.  My hubby has some kind of surprise planned but I have no clue.  I LOOOOVVVEEE surprises, although, I usually figure them out!  LOL!!

Okay, on to the giveaway!!  YEEEEEEEEEAAAAA!  I have not had a giveaway in months!!!  

Happy Birthday Thomas!

 One of my sweet little boys turned 8 last week!  It's been so super crazy around here that I haven't updated my blog in 3 weeks.  Can you believe it!  I think my regular blogging days might be over for a bit.  Just too many other things on my plate.

In our church, when you turn 8 years old you have the opportunity to be baptized by immersion.  It was a special day for Thomas.  He even had an aunt, uncle, and 4 cousins come to visit from New Mexico!

Don't forget that I am starting My Pink Loser Challenge on January 2nd!  I hope to have more join us.  2013 is going to be GREAT!!  

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Happy Birthday Baby & More Goodie Bags!

Happy Birthday to my sweet youngest son!  I cannot believe he is 6 today.  I started this blog 2 months before he was born.  Can you believe it??

Yesterday my migraine was gone in the am but came back in the early afternoon, so I am still crossing my fingers that it goes away for good soon. This is really no fun, especially when we have a lot coming up in our family.  I still was able to get some goodie bags made for Brayden's class.  He wanted a birthday present on the front and I pulled out an old Cricut Cartridge called Celebrations to make them.  Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Goodie Bags & Gingerbread Houses!

Hello All!

I hope you are having a great week so far!  I have been suffering from a migraine since last Friday.  YIKES!  Those are no fun at all.  I am finally feeling better today.  Thank goodness, because we have a busy week ahead.  My little boy has his 6th birthday tomorrow.  Can you believe it?  Crazy, huh??!!  We also have our Winter Parties in the next two weeks.  I made these goodies bags for my 2 little boys' class rooms.  I think they turned out super cute!  What do you think?

Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge
Winter Punnies My Pink Stamper Stamps
Border Punch from Stampin' Up!
4x5 1/4 cello bag from Clear Bags

Thursday, November 29, 2012

My Pink Loser Challenge!

Hello Everyone!

For those of you who read my last post and are ready to be in on the My Pink Loser Challenge with me beginning January 2nd, I thought it would be a great start if we all downloaded to our smart phones or computer.  It also has a message board on it that we can update anytime we feel the need.  I am mypinkstamper on it and I would love to be your friend.  Even though the official challenge doesn't start until January 2nd, I am still going to be making some changes in my life before then.

Big hugs!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Nursery Rhymes Baby Shower Favors

 Hello My Crafting Friends!

I'm so sorry I have been MIA lately!  Karlee's visit was a blur and then after she left on Monday I came down with an itty bitty bug.  I was just a little off, so I rested a bit.  I honestly think that staying up late for Black Friday deals had something to do with it.  My body wasn't used to staying up late and not getting enough sleep.  I am feeling much better today and should be back to 100% in the morning.

I'm throwing a baby shower / fellowship luncheon tomorrow for a new girl in my church who is expecting her fourth child.  She just moved here a couple of months ago and doesn't know anyone.  A few friends and I thought this would be a great chance for everyone to get to know her.

I made these party favors using the Cricut Imagine and the Nursery Rhymes cartridge.  Super cute!  18 of these took me about 2 hours.  :)

Can I share some deep thoughts with you all for a minute?  I need some motivation to get healthy again!  Do you all remember when I got fit over 2 years ago and then ran a marathon?  My body, mind, and soul felt so GREAT at that time in my life.  Because of my injury, I have slowly got back to the place I was in the beginning.  I need some buddies to do this with me.  I need a challenge.  I need a start date.  I NEED ENCOURAGEMENT!!   Please leave a comment if you are on board with me.  We will start January 2nd and be accountable to each other.  I want to set small goals and accomplish something.  I turn 40 in January and that in itself is a big deal.   I have felt so sluggish lately and even though I am playing a lot of tennis, I know I am not eating right.  We can start up My Pink Loser Facebook page again if that will help.  Let me know your thoughts.  

Big hugs everyone!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Black Friday!

Hey Everyone!

Karlee arrived on Wednesday night and we have been having a great time ever since! Lots of family time and just hanging out.

We decided to go out Black Friday shopping last night but didn't leave till later. We missed the long lines and was still able to get what we wanted. Funny thing is that we forgot our video camera! So nothing is on film this yer. Sorry about that!

We both ran the 5k on Thanksgiving and we ran the entire time! This was my first race in over a year. I'm super excited because my Plantar isn't flared up. Great news! I can run again!

Hugs to you all!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Happy Thanks-Christmas!

Happy Thanks-Christmas Everyone???

LOL!  What in the world am I talking about, right?  Well, today I woke up earlier than I thought and was in the mood to get things organized.  I went through my kids' baby clothes that I have been hanging onto (we won't even go into the tears I shed during that process!) and then I found the Christmas decorations!  I thought, why not??!!  We usually put them up the weekend after Thanksgiving but Karlee's family will be here next week (they arrive on Wednesday, yay!) and we wouldn't be able to put them up until the following Monday night.  I decided since we didn't really have much planned today, why not just do it!  So I did!!  LOL!!

My friend, Mary, encouraged me to buy a bunch of garland last year at Hobby Lobby after Christmas when they were all on sale.  I have NEVER done that kind of Christmas decor before.  She was planning on helping me put it all up this year but her family moved out of state last month.  Boo hoo!!  So..... I had to figure it out by myself with the help of google and texting my friend!  LOL!  I am so happy with how it all turned out!!  What do you think??

BEFORE: With just the plain garland.

AFTER:  With the added embellishments!

With the Christmas music playing, I was in the mood to go back to Hobby Lobby and get more decorations!!  I made this table display all by myself!  Aren't you proud of me?  I am sooooo much more of a paper creator and not good at home decor.  I think it turned out super awesome though!

Then, of course, we had to pull down the tree and decorate it!  My husband thinks that when Karlee's family gets here on Wednesday they are going to think it is Christmas and not Thanksgiving!  LOL!!

 By the way, Walmart is starting their Black Friday on Thursday at 8:00 PM this year!!  It is earlier and earlier every year!!

I also wanted to share this thought on Twinkies!  Funny how since I've had children I have NEVER bought Twinkies for my kids because I grew up with them and thought they might be a little unhealthy BUT now that Hostess has gone out of business I have found myself searching the store shelves for them.  Unfortunately they are all GONE and a $2.50 box of Twinkies is now going for over $100 on Ebay!  Isn't that super funny???

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Family Pics 2012

Happy Thursday!

So excited!  I just got our family pictures today from my friend, Ann Cardon from Wonder If photography.  I think they turned out great!  We have not had family pictures taken in 4 years.  It was about time.  I have already ordered my Christmas cards and everything from

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Just Chicken In!

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are having a GREAT Wednesday!  This week has been going by sooo fast.  Monday and Tuesday I thought I was coming down with something so I took it easy but I feel great today.  So glad it wasn't the awful flu going around.  

I started reading Book 3 of the Matched trilogy.  Not sure if I am liking it or not.  Too many different story lines.  Have any of you read Matched or Crossed yet?  I enjoyed the first two books really well.  It's just this last one.  I feel like the author is trying to put EVERYTHING in at once and wrap it up but there are a lot of different ideas going on at once.  I am not a writer so I'm sure that it's super hard to wrap up a trilogy.  What are your thoughts?

I pulled out an old Stampin' Up! stamp set and made this quick card.  I used the Promarkers to color the chicken in and My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing paper.  I am trying to stock up on everyday occasion cards that are ready at my fingertips.  

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Young Women in Excellence

Hello All!

How is your Sunday going so far?  Mine is going great but it seems like it has been such a loooooong day!  I had a meeting an hour before church started, then 3 hours of church, came home baked some pumpkin cupcakes, went out and visited 4 sisters in my ward, then had a Young Women's activity with my 2 daughters back up at the church.  PHEW!  I am ready for bed!!

Did you all know that Thanksgiving is a week from THIS Thursday?  I was a week behind!  I thought I still had 2 and a half weeks to go.  You know what that means, don't you?  Karlee will be here a week from Wednesday with her family and then our annual Black Friday adventures!!  YIKES!  Has it been a year already??  Talk to you all soon!!